Washington — The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it will monitor municipal elections Tuesday in Detroit and Hamtramck along with Orange County, N.Y., and Cuyahoga and Lorain counties in Ohio.
The department said monitoring is designed to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination in the election process on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority language group.
During the 2012 elections, the federal government had about a half-dozen or so inspectors in Detroit monitoring polling stations and responding to complaints. The department will have a smaller presence for Tuesday’s election.
This is a chilling story.
A woman sets up (or tries to set up) a group to keep an eye on voter fraud and the federal government comes down on her.
Cathrine Englebrecht is not a woman of vast means and it appears that the feds sought to make life as difficult as they could on both the business and political fronts. Her group True the Vote filed for tax exempt status 3 years ago and has yet to get the OK. Her business has been fined by OSHA, her group has been publicly lambasted by Senator Barbara Boxer. Life has been made pretty difficult, all because (it appears) Ms. Englebrecht wanted to make sure dead people and unregistered people weren’t voting.
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